THE MASTER OF ELIBANK (Edinburgh, Midlothian)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether, having regard to the condition of Hayti as reported to His Majesty's Government, and looking to the proximity of the Island to British and American possessions, it is proposed to approach the Government of the United States to take joint or any other action which, under the circumstances, may be deemed advisable.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord CRANBORNE,) Rochester
The latest information received from Port-au-Prince shows that although the political situation is unsettled, there is no immediate danger to foreign interests. In these circumstances His Majesty's Government do not propose to take any action of the nature suggested. His Majesty's Consul General at Port-au-Prince may be relied upon in case of necessity to act promptly, either in conjunction with I his colleagues or independently, for the protection of-British life and property.